The Backsplash is Coming Down!

As if I didn’t have enough projects and other things going on, I’ve taken on another one…in our kitchen…and it’s our backsplash! Oh wait, I’m sure you got that part from the post title.  But yes it’s true, I’m on the crazy train.  Wanna join me? :)

How could I resist this project though when The Home Depot reached out and asked if I wanted to try out their new Atmospheres Tile Collection by Daltile?  Ummm, yes, please!  I have been wanting to redo our kitchen backsplash for forever because there is SO much beige in our kitchen it drives me nuts.  Our backsplash is the same as our floor tile.  And it’s b.o.r.i.n.g.

Here is a sampling of the Atmospheres Collection which is carried at The Home Depot and they are lovely.  These pictures offer several good tips for selecting tile, because selecting tile can be an overwhelming task.

Now, I have never done a tiling project. Ever.  So this is quite a big job for my first one, but hey, go big or go home right?  But luckily with tiling experts at every store, The Home Depot is empowering customers to take on both large and small scale tiling projects.  And I’m definitely empowered now after speaking to them!

Also, more good news is that the tile is already down, and it isn’t pretty…

What a mess!!  But the good news is that things look MUCH better now and I can’t wait to show you the progress!!  I also can’t wait to show you which tile I chose from the Atmospheres Collection by Daltile.  Pretty pretty pretty!

I’m so excited to be partnering with The Home Depot on this project.  I am at that store I don’t know how many times a week. Good thing it’s like 2 minutes from my house. :)

So stay tuned for more updates–it’s gonna be good. :)  Have you ever done any tiling project before?  What did you think of it?




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  1. I would take them up on that offer too! We don’t have any backsplash, so I’m interested to see what you end up with!

  2. This is one job I’ve never done. I applaud you for undertaking it! I can’t wait to see the finished project. I bet it’s going to be fabulous!

  3. SO excited to see the outcome!

  4. We updated our kitchen about 3 years ago with new countertops, sink, faucet and backsplash. I brought in the pros. I would have tried it myself, but I had shoulder surgery and couldn’t do it. I say, go for it! Anxious to see your new tile!

  5. Erin @ DIY On the Cheap says:

    Can’t wait to see it!

  6. Gina Aytman says:

    I can’t wait to see it finished! You are SuperMom/Wife! All this work you’re doing is going to make the little blessing come early!

  7. That’s so exciting Emily! I can’t wait to see it!

  8. I tried tiling a floor, once, back during the days when Hechinger was still in business. Afterwards, I came away thinking this is a job I will definitely leave to the professionals. Before selling that house, I hired someone to come redo said floor, that’s how bad it was.


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